Thursday, 27 December 2007

How was yours?

We had a good day.
Well, as good as you can have after 2 and a half hours sleep.
It took so long to put the games table together. And it didn't help, when I opened the screw packet I bent half my thumb nail completely backwards. Ouch. Try using an allen key with only four fingers. It's a very slow process!!
The kids loved what they got. Michael loved his digital camera the best.
And Caitlin loved her tv/dvd the best.
We had a bbq brekky at 6:30 with the neighbours.
Then I cleaned up and got lunch ready. There was so much food - my fridge is still full.
Mum stayed for a while, which was good.
I didn't get to bed until after midnight. And I still haven't caught up on sleep yet.
I got to scrap today. Yay.
I'm waiting on 3 parcels so I hope at least one arrives tomorrow for the weekend!!
Countdown begins again - 9 sleeps till my birthday!!
I never usually get a card or cake, so I have given subtle hints to hubby (ok, more like a sledgehammer) that I will be expecting both this year!!
Well that's it for me ~
K xxx

Monday, 24 December 2007

Christmas Eve

Got a long night ahead assembling a games table!!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!!

Hubby redid my garden this afternoon so it's all looking pretty for our traditional breakfast bbq.

Then after we clean up we have to get ready to host lunch here. (this is my first year) We usually have it at my mums house.

But just over a week ago she was stabbed by her's a long crappy story.

But anyway, she is ok - I just didn't want to put her under any pressure on Christmas Day - so suggested we do it here.

(not sure if I'll regret it or not?)
So, whatever you're doing tomorrow - I hope you are enjoying it with the ones you love!!
Kelly xxx

Saturday, 22 December 2007

Nearly Christmas

A new layout and some pages from my December album.

Hope you all have a Merry Christmas -

K xxx

Tuesday, 18 December 2007

A chrissy book for my little Miss.
And some more decorations for the tree.

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Away with the birds

Every couple of days we usually get my two little lorikeet friends stop by for a snack.
They like bread with a bit of milk and honey the best.
Today though - there was this little dude hanging out on the next door neighbours washing line.
Well, he wasn't that little. It was a bit scary. Coz I was thinking if there's a hungry kookaburra here then there is probably a juicy snake close by.
God I hope he gets it, if there is!!

I hate snakes. They scare me to death!!

K xxx

Sunday, 9 December 2007

Feeling crafty

So today I finished off my christmas book. I decided half way through that I wanted to do the kids seperate ones, so I made this one Michaels. I was going to make it really fat with heaps of things in it. But since I am making 2 I decided to do just the basics. Now all I need is to add the pics and journalling.
I love being organised.
The top layout I just did then. I love that picture. Just going to add some journalling and the date. Another one for the box!!
Need to pack all my stuff away ~
Have a great week!!
K xxx

I was..

just going through the pics I took today.

This kid makes me laugh.

All I wanted was to take a nice picture of her. And she kind of stooped into a cute little pose, looking all sweet. And then as soon as she heard the camera beep, she jumped up into my face...and this is the resulting shot.
It wasn't funny at the time. I was starting to get annoyed.
But as I was uploading the pics - as soon as I saw it, it made me laugh!
I love my beautiful girl.
K xxx

Saturday, 8 December 2007

You know how...

when you go to the supermarket for bread and milk and you end up coming out having spent alot more.

Well that's what kind of happened to me today. Except it was the Scrapyard and not a supermarket.

I only went for some tape because I had run out. And this is what I ended up getting.

I have probably overspent so much this month that the next time I get scrap stuff will be in March!!! Big Ooops!!
I did this layout last night. I wasn't really paying attention. And I hate it. Not the layout design - but the colours I chose. Don't know what I was thinking.
It was from Kim Archers Online Class. Everyone elses was so gorgeous!! I killed mine!! Anyway...
My darling husband bought me some birthday presents yesterday - and one of them was a 50mm lens for my camera. Thank you very much.
I had a play with it today. I love it.
I also received my card from Julie Love's chrissy card swap. It was gorgeous. Thanks Connie.
That's it. Off to finish watching Survivor!!
See ya -
K xxx
P.S - It's not my birthday yet...I just always get my presents early!!

Thursday, 6 December 2007

In progress

So this is what I have been working on.

It's going to be an album of christmas day.

With things like - the time the morning started, what we ate, favourite present, where we went, who we saw...etc, etc.

It's 6 X 12 and I have to say - the size is great. I am a strictly 12 X 12 girl and if I even attempt anything smaller....I hate it.

But I think I have a new favourite size. It's so easy. Not too small. And not heaps of space to fill. I love it!!

My little Miss finishes school today. She's very excited about that.

Lucky I finished shopping for the kids.
Better go. Gotta finish my coffee and go pick up my little man.
Have a Happy Thursday ;o)
K xxx

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Fun stuff and not so fun stuff

I decided to change the clock I made for Mum last night. I like it a bit more now.

The fun - this morning I went and picked up a parcel. It's the Kiki's Christmas Collection from Scrap in Style. Looks much better in real life. I can't wait to play with it. I might start today!! I just love the scalloped Bazzil with the holes. So yum. And it's a really nice red.
The not so fun - I had to take the sewing machine to the post office this morning and send it back. I think I might go and get one from Spotlight or something. I may leave it until after christmas. Bugger!!
Have a Happy Tuesday ;o)
K xxx

Sunday, 2 December 2007

It feels like Christmas

Some pics of our tree.

Putting it up yesterday, it was like ok, clear a space, untangle all the lights, get out the decorations....

But when Cakey started putting up all of the handmade things that the kids have made over the years - I started feeling all sentimental.

Looking at the tree when the kids had gone to bed. The house was all quiet. The lights twinkling.

I could feel the magic of christmas had arrived.

It may not be the prettiest tree (it's getting pretty old). But it certainly is full of love this year!!

Christmas truly is my favourite time of year!!
K xxx

Friday, 30 November 2007

My happiness....

is this!!
I got one today. It was my early christmas present.
So very excited. Can't wait to have a play with it tomorrow.
Merry christmas ;o)
K xxx

Thursday, 29 November 2007

Super Happy Mail

Here's another pic from my xmas layout.

Today I received these yummy yummy ribbons and some ribbon stiff that I won last week on the Aussie Scrap Source Blog!!

It definately pays to leave a comment!!
Still no ink - so I have no scrapping stuff to share :o(
But how's this for lucky...I went with hubby dearest to get some work pants the other day. And after looking in about 5 shops, we went to Kmart. So while he's looking at the pants. I went and had a look in the toy section. First lane that I walked into...and what did I see?
The Bumblebee Transformer. Could not believe it. I grabbed it and practically ran to the checkouts. Now my christmas shopping is done.
Still haven't written my cards yet. Bad girl!!
Happy Heroes Thursday ;o)
K xxx

Monday, 26 November 2007

Just not going right!!

I got my sewing machine today...Hooray!!

I went to Spotlight to get some thread.

And have been trying all afternoon to get the damn machine threaded and working.
And it's just not happening!!

I need my mum!!
She's got to go to work now so she is going to drop around tomorrow afternoon between shifts and come and sort it out for me.

I am so bummed.
I mean I only have a couple of days before it's time to put the tree up - and I wanted to make all my decorations before then.

I hope she can fix it for me. Knowing me and how totally inept with sewing I am - it's probably something so simple.

I hope so!!

K xxx

Sunday, 25 November 2007

And another christmas one

This took me a long time. I sketched the tree ( i was inspired by my Gloria Jean coffee mug) onto a sheet of cardstock and then cut it out with a craft knife. My fingers are still sore!!
Then I stuck Swarovski crystals on for the baubles and they didn't want to stay on.
And my ink ran out half way through so I had to print the smaller ones in black and white.
Big disaster. But I like how it turned out.
And that's all that matters!!
Happy Sunday.....I mean Monday - time got away from me again... Ooops!!
(need to go to sleep sometime)
K xxxx

Saturday, 24 November 2007

No cleaning today...

But I did scrap. Christmas again.

I love Christmas. It is my favourite time of year. I always loved it when I was a kid. And I really love that my kids love it too.

I might have some news next week. It's a bit exciting. But it might not happen.

So you'll just have to wait until next week. Can you wait that long? I can't.

Have a great weekend -

K xxx

Friday, 23 November 2007

Busy beaver

I took Fiona Carters online class today. It is meant to be christmas traditions - but I hae no photos of ours - so I just did Christmas Day instead.
Still no sign of my sewing machine....surely it will be here next week!!
I'm getting really behind in Kims classes!!
After spending tomorrow cleaning (yuck) I will make an effort to get more organised and get things done!!
It has been a long week this week.
So glad it is Friday!
Voting tomorrow!! Don't forget!!
Have a great weekend -
K xxx

Thursday, 22 November 2007

Happy Mail Day

No sewing machine yet....but check out my new stash. YUM!!!
Not bad for $100!!
Going to have alot of fun playing with this stuff...for sure!
Happy Heroes Thursday!
Kel xxx

Monday, 19 November 2007


I did this one last night but my batteries were dead so I had to wait until today to post it.

I've just finished off my chrissy cards. So now I just have to print out photos and write them. I'll save that job til tomorrow.

I got a mm album a little while ago. It's 6 X 9. And it's been sitting in my cupboard ever since. See, I'm a 12 X 12 scrapper. I just can't do other sizes.

But I've got this thing going where I am trying to use up old stuff. Not that this album is old - but I feel if I don't do something with it soon - it's just going to stay there forever.
So tomorrow after i get everything done, I am going to have a crack at it.
I think I'm going to use some pre - digi pics - try and get that pile down too!!
Need to use my stuff. It's all piling up at the moment.

Also, I went to Officeworks today and bought a folder and some transparencies. Then I dragged all my acrylic stamps into the garden and proceeded to transfer them all to this folder.
There was a small disaster when I tore 3 stamps (i was not happy) but I managed to get the rest safely tucked in.
Now I have so much more room where my stamps used to be. It's great.
And it doesn't hurt that I am totally in love with the folder. So yummy!!
K xxx

Sunday, 18 November 2007

Late or early

So I thought it was late on Saturday, but I just looked at the time and it is actually early Sunday. Oops.

Here's 2 layouts that I did tonight.

Better start thinking about sleep soon!! The sun comes up in 4 hours!!
Goodnight ;o)
K xxx

Friday, 16 November 2007


So I started Kim Archers Christmas classes today.

Loving it!!

Great projects. Great instructions.

Having a ball!!

I hope it's alright to post these here.

Anyway if you want to join in the fun head over to here.

I'm pretty sure you can still register!!

Have a great weekend!!

P.S The card wasn't from a class - just one I made this morning before the classes started!!
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